Historic Alexandria Candlelight Tour | News Release | City of Alexandria

Tickets on Sale Now for Historic Alexandria Candlelight Tour

 Bringing Historic Holiday Cheer to Alexandria—One Night Only! 


The Historic Alexandria Candlelight Tour, Alexandria’s premier historic holiday event, blends history, food, and drink through special tastings, seasonal decorations, period music, and tours highlighting festive traditions through time.

This special event is one night only, Saturday, December 10, 4 – 9 p.m.  This year’s tour includes Carlyle House Historic Park (121 North Fairfax Street), Gadsby’s Tavern Museum (134 North Royal Street), Lee-Fendall House (614 Oronoco Street), and the Old Presbyterian Meeting House (323 S. Fairfax Street). Ticket prices are $25 for adults, $20 for active military members and seniors (ages 65 and older), and $5 for children (ages 6-17).  Tickets for this event can be purchased online at alexandriava.gov/Shop. Additional adult beverages will be available for purchase at select sites.

The sites may be visited in any order and stationed guides are present to provide information and answer questions. Each location will feature period holiday decorations as well as a food and drink item included in the ticket price. A free shuttle is provided running in a continuous loop between the sites.

Old Town Alexandria is served by convenient public transportation, including the free King Street Trolley. Ample public parking is available at the Tavern Square and Market Square parking garages.  To learn more about other holiday events in historic Alexandria, please visit www.visitalexandriava.com and www.historicalexandria.org.

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